Southwest China’s Yunnan province, one of the locations chosen for six new free trade zones, is home to the city of Ruili on the border with Myanmar. Photo: Xinhua

China extends pilot free trade zones to strategic border regions

  • Underdeveloped rust belt economies also primed to benefit from creation of six new trading zones
  • The announcement follows last Friday’s dramatic escalation of the US-China trade war
Topic |   China economy

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Southwest China’s Yunnan province, one of the locations chosen for six new free trade zones, is home to the city of Ruili on the border with Myanmar. Photo: Xinhua
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The Ministry of Finance says the law will enable authorities to provide tax relief for depleted, low-grade mines. Photo: Reuters

New law gives China’s regions power to tax resources

  • Crude oil and rare earths will remain taxed at fixed central government rate
  • System to pave the way for a nationwide levy to encourage water efficiency, official says
Topic |   National People's Congress

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The Ministry of Finance says the law will enable authorities to provide tax relief for depleted, low-grade mines. Photo: Reuters
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